The US intelligence missed the beginning of the Russian operation in Syria, The Washington Post, wrote citing a number of high-ranking officials. Vladimir Putin confirmed this as well, but called not to throw rocks at the US intelligence for the lack of knowledge.
Former analyst at the Intelligence Agency of the US Defense Department, Jeffrey White, said that "intelligence officers saw and knew everything, including about the supplies of Russian military equipment to Syria. However, the officer added, the US intelligence could not understand Russia's intentions.
According to The Washington Post, the Obama administration is entirely to blame for the failure. . Allegedly, the American president believed that Putin would support the negotiations that would lead to the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The CIA is highly concerned about the work of the White House administration. There is definitely something wrong in US intelligence services.